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Alondra Passed The Ballet Baton For Royal Assignment
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Acclaimed Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) Music Director, Alondra de la Parra will conduct select performances of The Winter's Tale by The Royal Ballet at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

The Beat Goes On! VISIONS OF KEROUAC Premieres in Oslo
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

This year, Grusomhetens Teater ('The Theater of Cruelty') celebrates 25 years of activity. Most recently, this independent physical theater company premiered its 26th evening-length production, 'I is another' - Rimbaud in Africa, written & directed by company artistic director Lars Øyno, on 26 January. (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharatanatyam
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

A celebrated artist and a star-performer, Geeta Chandran began learning Bharatanatyam from the tender age of 5 years under the tutelage of Smt. Swarna Saraswathy, who hailed from the traditional Thanjavoor dasi parampara. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

Annette Bening and James Caan to Lead One-Night-Only Presentation of IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening and James Caan along with a cast including Kate Mansi, (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Authors Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, the creators of the best-selling book Growing Up Lutheran, and a host of other humorous Writings, have joined forces with Twin Cities based production company Troupe America, Inc. and its Executive Producer Curt Wollan to turn their material into a new musical comedy. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017 Arkansas New Play Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today unveiled the lineup of brand new plays to be featured at the ninth annual Arkansas New Play Festival, the state's flagship showcase for new American stage plays with performances at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville and at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton, and Anthony Rosenthal have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. (more...)

2017 JMK Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are delighted to announce today that the winner of the 20th anniversary James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Josh Roche. Chosen after the now-legendary JMK selection process from another record-breaking number of applicants, Josh will be directing My Name is Rachel Corrie, the celebrated piece of verbatim theatre created from the Writings of Corrie herself and co-edited by the late Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner. His production will be staged in the autumn at the Young Vic, with performance dates announced soon. The runner up this year was Nathan Crossan-Smith with a proposal for a production of Debbie Tucker-Green's random and will receive a £2,000 award. (more...)

MEDICINE BALL: PLAYWRIGHTS V. POETS 2017 to Hit the Erickson Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Announcing Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets 2017! Come join us for the literary battle of the millennium June 22-24th at the Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue in Seattle. Performances for this unique, annual, barnbuster of a show are three nights only at 8 pm. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company's 37th Season Continues!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues its 37th season in June. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

Photo FLASH: Gina Gershon, Rachel Dratch, and More Join in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography: THE 2017 EDITION had a NYC show on May 20 at 7pm and an upcoming show on June 26 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). The 5/20 show featured Gina Gershon, Mario Cantone (Sex & the City), Rachel Dratch (ABC's Imaginary Mary), Tate Donovan (Manchester by the Sea), Crossword Puzzle Editor for The New York Times Will Shortz, 5-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, actor/comedian John Fugelsang, and Drama Desk-winnersEugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Performs Rare Gilbert & Sullivan Work 6/2-3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Described as “one of the East Coast's most exciting and best opera companies (The Arts Fuse),” Odyssey Opera completes its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the Writings and world of Oscar Wilde. For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents a fully-staged performance of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert's early hit, Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride (1881). Inspired by the aesthetes of Victorian England of the late 1800s, this two-act comic opera delves into the world that Wilde skewered with his pen. Directed by Frank Kelley, with conductor Gil Rose and full orchestra and chorus, Patience welcomes back several Odyssey Opera alumni to the stage including Aaron Engrebreth (baritone) as Reginald Bunthorne and Sara Heaton (soprano) as Patience.  (more...)

Irish Singer-Songwriter Luke Slott to Play in Concert at Little Pond Arts Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Little Pond Arts Retreat (www.littlepond.org) at 92 South Penn Dixie Road in Nazareth announces its selection as the only venue in the Lehigh Valley to host a 'fireside' concert by Irish composer and singer-songwriter Luke Slott, as part of his six-week tour of the U.S. East Coast teaching the Baha'i Faith through song and story. The one-hour concert, titled 'Music and Stories,' will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. (more...)

One Man Show Portraying Oscar Wilde at Town Players
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Town Players is excited to announce the special one-time fundraising event of WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES, a one-man show portraying Oscar Wilde, on June 11, 2017. (more...)

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio and Poet Todd Griese to Bring A JOURNEY ALONG SPIRITUAL LINES to Arts Alive Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tales and reminiscences of Terry and Todd from the world of sound, image and verse! Come join legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, U.K., Jeff Beck, Missing Persons) and poet, Todd Griese (Gandy Dancer Press) travel the landscape of art, music and spoken word. Experience 'A Journey Along Spiritual Lines' through the tales and reminiscences of Terry and Todd from the world of sound, image and verse on May 27th at 3:30 pm at The Arts Alive Festival in Camarillo, CA. (more...)

Neil Weatherall Presents THE PASSION OF THE PLAYBOY RIOTS at The Hen and Chickens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

New play The Passion of the Playboy Riots is based on the published Writings of W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, who founded the Irish Literary Theatre, and Patrick Pearse, a charismatic but troubled schoolteacher and the first of the leaders of the Easter Rising to face the firing squad. It tells the true story of the role played by theatre in the origins of the IRA. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Holds 26th Underwood New Music Readings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 40th anniversary season and its commitment to serving as a catalyst for the creation and development of new orchestral music with the 26th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, 2017 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St., NYC). (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Celebrate 100th Show with Point Foundation Donations
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show will harness the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Breaking: Fox Will Air Live A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL This December with New Songs by Pasek & Paul!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

It's like Christmas came early! Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have partnered with award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, 'La La Land') on the LIVE musical event A CHRISTMAS STORY, inspired by the holiday classic feature 'A Christmas Story' and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Travel Back to Indiana to Recap A CHRISTMAS STORY on Stage!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

As BroadwayWorld just reported, Fox has just announced its next LIVE musical event- A CHRISTMAS STORY, inspired by the holiday classic feature 'A Christmas Story' and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

Lisa Bielawa's Made-for-TV Opera VIREO to Premiere on KCET This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent non-profit public broadcast and digital network, announced today that the world's first made-for-TV opera 'VIREO: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser,' composed and conceived by Lisa Bielawa, will make its world broadcast television premiere on Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on both KCET in Southern California and Link TV (DirecTV375 and Dish Network 9410) nationwide. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox and More Join Guest Lineup for BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Ben Cameron, Veanne Cox, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Scatliffe, and Leigh Silverman have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

VIGNETTES ON LOVE- A Bold New Multi-Media Play Opens 7/6-30, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

"You wave at the sky with wild lovely eyes / Waves and waves of love goodbye." - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. PlayGround, the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator, has joined forces with San Francisco music festival promoter Noise Pop and entrepreneur David Steele to launch a July 6-30 run of the bold new multi-media play, VIGNETTES ON LOVE, based on original Writings by David Steele, with the play co-written by Steele, Victoria Chong Der and Davern Wright. (more...)

Father's Day June 18th 2017; How is Fatherhood Changing Men? Interview Dr. Bruce Linton, Founder of the Fathers' Forum.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Cinemax Picks Up Series WARRIOR, Inspired by Idea from Bruce Lee
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CINEMAX has picked up the straight-to-series drama WARRIOR, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. (more...)

BRAIN STORM to Tackle Brain Injury and Consciousness at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

LUCID LUDIC presents BRAIN STORM at the Toronto Fringe Festival, running July 5th - 15th. BRAIN STORM is a visually arresting journey about one woman dealing with a brain injury, another communicating with the spirits, and the neurosurgeon who's convinced that consciousness supersedes death. (more...)

PALM: ALL AWAKE IN THE DARKNESS Installation Debuts at American Writers Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The American Writers Museum (AMW) has announced the debut of Palm: All Awake in the Darkness, a newly commissioned immersive installation by artist duo Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler / Morris) in collaboration with Ian Boyden.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Singing and Dancing and Fencing, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru in the new musical Occasion for Sin by Grammy Award winning composer Oriente Lopez, coming to The 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity, which runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, Flamboyan Theatre, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. (more...)

Seattle's Literary Cage Match Medicine Ball: PLAYWRIGHTS V. POETS Returns!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Come join us for the literary battle of the millennium June 22-24th at the Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue in Seattle. Performances for this unique, annual, barnbuster of a show are three nights only at 8 pm. (more...)

Dan Lauria Joins Annette Bening in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening, Dan Lauria and Ken Jenkins (replacing the previously announced James Caan) along with a cast including Kate Mansi (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Hosts Chorus America Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Artistic leaders and managers of choirs from North America will gather in Los Angeles this month for Chorus America's 2017 Conference held Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24. The conference is being held at the Omni Hotel on Grand Avenue and is hosted by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center and choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chorus America is a 2,000-member national advocacy, research, and leadership development organization based in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in Miami & Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)

VIGNETTES ON LOVE A Comedic Drama Opens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

PlayGround and Noise Pop present the July 8-30 premiere (Previews July 6 & 7) of  Vignettes On Love, a new multi-media play based on original Writings by David Steele, with the play co-written by Steele, Victoria Chong Der and Davern Wright. Vignettes On Love is a comi-drama that strips raw the sexualy and ideology of six San Franciscans by exploring their intersecting lives as they struggle with love, betrayal, and self-destructive tendencies in this fast-paced dark comedic drama. Sometimes love stings. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

FSLC Announces Talking Pictures: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer This July
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

he Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Talking Pictures: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer (July 21-27), a comprehensive retrospective of the celebrated dancer/choreographer's film work—the first in New York in over a decade. (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: ANCIENT RAIN - PAUL KELLY & CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN WITH FEARGAL MURRAY at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 17, 2017

Ancient Rain is a tribute to the great Irish poets. (more...)

Alison Arngrim Hosts THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Join Alison Arngrim as she hosts the first Indomitable Spirit meeting with guest speakers Jody Vaclav and Steve Pieters. Be a part of this entertaining and informative afternoon, meet new friends, participate in a panel discussion, enjoy refreshments and find out how YOU can become an Indomitable Spirit! (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Nicholas Barasch, Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick, Randy Graff, and Doug Wright have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Amy Oestreicher Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with GUTLESS & GRATEFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following sold-out runs at The Triad NYC, The Bijou Theatre, United Solo Festival, Barrington Stage Company (Tony-Award winning William Finn's Cabaret Series) and a nationwide tour from Washington D.C. to Hawaii, the inspirational Amy Oestreicher will bring her hit one-woman musical Gutless & Grateful back to NYC at the famed Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Situations Announces New Arts Event THE TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Internationally renowned producer Situations (Theaster Gates' Sanctum for Bristol and the 100-year Future Library in Oslo) has developed a new type of arts event for the coastal bay area of Torbay in South Devon. (more...)

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